[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The study aimed to evaluate urogenital symptoms, defecatory symptoms and quality of life before and after a sacrospinous hysteropexy for uterovaginal prolapse. Seventy-two women with symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse were treated with sacrospinous hysteropexy. Before and after surgery, urogenital and defecatory symptoms and quality of life were assessed with a validated questionnaire. Anatomical outcome was assessed by means of pelvic examination before and after surgery. The mean follow-up time was 12.7 months. Scores on all domains of urogenital symptoms and defecatory symptoms, except for the pain and fecal incontinence domain, improved significantly. Also, quality of life improved on all domains. No major complications were encountered.
Full-text · Article · Mar 2008 · International Urogynecology Journal
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of sacrospinous ligament fixation of the uterus as a primary treatment of uterovaginal prolapse. In this observational study, 133 women underwent a sacrospinous hysteropexy. Data were obtained from their medical records, and standardized questionnaires about urogenital symptoms and quality of life were used. All women were invited for gynecological examination, using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification score. Ninety-nine women responded by returning the questionnaire (mean age, 59.2 and follow-up time, 22.5 months); 60 of these women underwent gynecologic examination. Eighty-four percent of women were highly satisfied about the outcome of the procedure. Serious complications were rare. The recurrence rate of descensus uteri that needed surgical treatment was 2.3%. The recurrence of cystoceles after surgery was 35%, but there were no differences in urogenital symptoms between women with or without a cystocele.
Full-text · Article · Dec 2007 · International Urogynecology Journal